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Re: Working Group Proposal

July 24, 2000 12:56
Re: Working Group Proposal
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>>>>> "Ken" == Ken Fox <> writes:

Ken> The scheme48 project had a very good experience writing the core
Ken> in a reduced dialect of scheme. This reduced dialect could be "easily"
Ken> translated to a machine representation (they used C). I would support
Ken> a similar implementation of perl6. (The reduced perl could be the
Ken> ultra-portable microperl.)

Squeak (a very portable smalltalk) is similar.  The Squeak virtual
machine is written in pidgin-squeak, which can either be executed
directly for debugging and testing (operating on the current virtual
image, so it can actually interpret itself, gack!), or converted
mechanically into the C code that forms the next generation virtual

Sure, it took a lot of work to get it that way, but the benefits are
tremendous.  And it's ubercool.

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